In this new age of fast food and food additives, keeping kids healthy can be a full-time job. Unfortunately, with the hectic schedules that we have, keeping kids healthy has gotten more challenging. Meanwhile we've become dependent on fattening, high calorie, processed foods for our snacks and meals. As a result of this diet, larger portion sizes and lack of physical activity, 1 in 3 kids is obese.
For the first time in our history, this generation of children has a shorter expected lifespan than their parents. This epidemic is out of control, but we can singlehandedly prevent childhood obesity in our own homes.
What can you do?
We can start by providing your kids with a healthy, balanced diet Kids are active, have fast metabolisms, and they have small capacity stomachs. That means they need more steady calories (i.e. snacks) to keep them going strong. And since they get many of their calories from snacking, that's where you can start getting them on track for making healthy choices. Unfortunately common store bought snacks are not always best for your kids; many of them contain lots of salt, processed ingredients and sugar. But you can make them great, natural snacks in a jiffy.
This website devoted to providing healthy snack recipes, helpful tips and nutrition information for parents that want to keep their kids healthy. This is not a launching pad into tofu and wheat grass, but it does have natural snacks with easy to find ingredients that won't take much time to make. This website will help you develop a game plan for healthier kids. Hopefully these resources will get you inspired, foster your creativity, and help you enjoy the fine art of keeping your kids happy and healthy!